|Woman arrested following gun altercation at Wal-Mart|
On March 1, Mary Frances Alday, 61, of Crawfordville was arrested for four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery following an altercation at Wal-Mart that included four store employees.
Alday became verbally abusive toward a 48-year-old female employee when the employee explained that she could not use an Internet coupon. Alday struck the assistant manager with a shopping cart and was escorted out of the store. Alday went to her vehicle and retrieved a firearm in a holster. She removed the firearm from the holster and began waving it at the victim and three other store employees who had joined the investigation.
Alday was arrested during a traffic stop at East Ivan Road and Wakulla Arran Road. During the arrest process, Alday refused to follow the commands of Sgt. Danny Harrell during the traffic stop. Sgt. Harrell was forced to use his Taser to get Alday to comply with commands to get out of the vehicle. During the arrest process, Sgt. Harrell was struck several times by Alday and she was also charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. Deputy Sean Wheeler, Detective Rachel Wheeler, Deputy Clint Beam and Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.